Mon-Sat, noon-8pm; Sun, noon-7pm
L at First Ave.
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NYU grad Kate Goldwater opened this offbeat boutique for recycled and socially conscious style in 2007. Although primarily a curated thrift-and-vintage spot, Goldwater's namesake line, AuH2O (“gold water” in chemical symbols), uses slips, vintage dresses, T-shirts, tanks, and spare fabric scraps to make reconstructed halters, strapless dresses, tube tops, and skirts. The shop is tiny but eye-catching, with a neon orange storefront that attracts curious browsers from the similarly minuscule coffee bar, Abraço, next door.